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Hello Shelly :)

You have been given good advice by the others. I just wanted to add a quick note about plaquenil. As Maia said it is a very good med that usually has no side effects (except sometimes a few small stomach issues at the beginning) but it does take a long time to kick in for most people. I mention this because your rheumy said 6 weeks. Mine did that too :lol: but in reality plaquenil often takes between 3-6 months to work properly and for some people full benefits are reached after that.

Of course, that doesn't mean that you will have to take prednisolone for longer as hopefully that will simply bring any symptoms under control more quickly and you'll be able to go on from there.

It sounds like you have a pretty good doctor :)

good luck and I'm glad you are finally getting treatment,
keep us posted,
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